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ERIC Number: EJ830506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Back to the Basics: Socio-Economic, Gender, and Regional Disparities in Canada's Educational System
Edgerton, Jason D.; Peter, Tracey; Roberts, Lance W.
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n4 p861-888 2008
This study reassessed the extent to which socio-economic background, gender, and region endure as sources of educational inequality in Canada. The analysis utilized the 28,000 student Canadian sample from the data set of the OECD's 2003 "Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)". Results, consistent with previous findings, highlight the uneven distribution of educational achievement in Canada along socio-economic, gender, and regional lines, and point to the continued necessity of policy to mitigate the impact of gender, class, and regional inequalities on the educational outcomes and life chances of young Canadians. (Contains 1 table and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment